Postgraduate courses

A postgraduate degree can give you the extra skills you need to move up the career ladder, specialise in a particular area, or take your career in a new direction.

Our postgraduate students in the study area of Business and Management have the highest median salaries in WA, earning an average of $118,000 per annum (Graduate Outcomes Survey, QILT 2016–18).

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If you are looking to expand your knowledge, gain an edge in the employment market, or pursue an entirely new career direction, then postgraduate study could be the answer.

Undertaking a postgraduate degree enables you to build on your professional experience. It can help you keep up-to-date with industry developments, or gain fresh skills and knowledge in exciting new areas.

Many courses are modular in nature, with completion of the entry-level (Graduate Certificate) and intermediate (Graduate Diploma) programs providing a stand-alone qualification as well as advancing you towards the Master level qualifications if you choose to progress your studies further.

All of our postgraduate courses are available full-time or part-time, with some being delivered in evening classes or fully online, enabling you to balance your study with work or other commitments.

School of Economics, Finance and Property

The School of Economics, Finance and Property offers a range of postgraduate qualifications to suit your needs, no matter what stage of your career you’re in. You’ll find something to suit your needs, whether you’re a recent graduate keen to advance your knowledge or an established professional looking to specialise further.

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School of Management

The School of Management postgraduate programs focus on career development, whether you’re a recent business graduate wishing to enhance your knowledge or an experienced manager looking to open new career doors.

Our courses are informed by industry contacts and are professionally recognised. Many postgraduate units involve guest speakers from industry, and real-world assignments and case studies. Many of our courses have a strong international focus, highly relevant for graduates in our increasingly global business environment.

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School of Marketing

The School of Marketing offers postgraduate marketing courses, designed to provide students with advanced professional knowledge inline with industry needs. Our courses are industry-focused with an emphasis on topics that are relevant to the marketing profession, and they provide regular interaction with practitioners through guest speakers and industry-based projects.

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Curtin Law School

Curtin Law School offers the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, which is a specialised Practical Legal Training (PLT) course aimed at law graduates. Satisfactory completion of this course is a prerequisite for a law graduate to be eligible for admission to the legal profession in Western Australia as a lawyer. Our program is the first PLT program to be delivered by a Western Australian university.

Curtin Law School also offers a modular postgraduate taxation course, which includes graduate certificate, graduate diploma and masters levels. You can exit after completion of four units to receive a graduate certificate, after eight units to receive a graduate diploma, or after 12 units for a Master of Taxation.

This specialised and applied course is suitable if you are a commerce graduate who is seeking further qualifications or continuing your professional development. The Master of Taxation includes an in-depth examination of taxation principles, building on the graduate diploma to provide specialised knowledge in international and Australian taxation, superannuation and retirement planning, financial management, corporation law and the legal environment.

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MBA Programs

Curtin Business School offers a suite of distinctive MBA programs, each designed for students in different stages of their career.

If you have more than three years of managerial/supervisory experience, consider our EPAS accredited flagship MBA or our two-year MBA (Advanced), which are designed for experienced mid-career professionals looking to move to the next stage in their career.

Prospective MBA applicants who do not have a bachelor degree, but possess a significant amount of work experience at a recognisable level of managerial/supervisory responsibility should consider applying for the Graduate Certificate in Business program.

This course can serve as your entry pathway to the MBA, MBA (Advanced) or Graduate Diploma in Business.


Graduates with less than three years of work experience should consider our two year Master of Management, which can be completed directly after your bachelor degree, with no work experience required. This program is designed to build on your undergraduate degree and help launch your global business career.

Higher degree by research

A higher degree by research (HDR) is a program at Master’s or Doctoral level in which at least two-thirds of the study program involves research. Choosing to undertake research can help you to build up knowledge in your profession and provide important contributions to both industry and community.

MBA programs

Curtin Business School offers a suite of distinctive MBA programs, each designed for students in different stages of their career.